Featuring: Marco Bell, Shiang-Jiun Chen, Chris Ferguson, Elizabeth Harnarine, Dongli Haung, Qiren Hu, Fernanda Kock, Alex Kwok, Kyle Meyer, Cecilia Mezulic, Varvara Mikushkina, Chad Muthard, Kelsey O’Brien, Dongmin Lee, Rosana Liang, Ashley Middleton, Masa Ono, Melissa Preston, Zhongjia Sun, Logan Logan, Matthew Scarbak, Emily Shevenock, Seyyed Arash Fewzee Youssefi, Mengya Xiao
Dialogue features the work of current MFA Photography students from Parsons The New School for Design. These talented young artists are actively partaking in a conversation in an effort to resolve essential questions that will shape our rapidly evolving world. They grapple with issues large and small, investigating the private and public, the personal and political, and the pure and profane. The works in this exhibition are a glimpse into the dialogue they have chosen to undertake.
A pioneer in art and design education for more than a century, Parsons School of Design is one of the most prestigious and comprehensive colleges of art and design in the world. Critical thinking, collaboration, and reflective practice are at the heart of a Parsons education. Located in the heart of New York City, the school offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the full spectrum of design disciplines. The goal of the MFA program is to prepare graduates to define the creative role of photography within contemporary culture as practicing artists and scholars. The program challenges participants to move beyond current paradigms in order to anticipate and set trends, rather than follow them. A rigorous critique process and regular meetings with faculty, professional artists, and visiting critics help students develop individual points of view and to situate themselves and their work within larger historical, theoretical, and contemporary visual contexts.